Flying Lessons & Other Stories: "Sometimes a Dream Needs...” Workbook
No-prep workbook for “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers
from short story anthology: Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh.
Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions, vocab activities, post-reading questions
Pg. 5: Story mountain plotline graphic organizer
Pg. 6: Character graphic organizer
Pg. 7: Story review form
Pg. 8: Key
Pg. 9: : Two and their relevance and role in the story (Myers' writing style and ableism, respectively). Both can be used pre- or post- reading; One pre- or mid-reading suggestion; One suggestion.
> 2 pre-reading questions
> 36 reading comprehension questions
> 4 post-reading questions
- Short Response (complete sentences not required)
- Complete Response (complete sentences required)
> The "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking and interpretation.
> Story review form & plotline graphic organizer are reusables. Can be used with any book, story, or epic poem. Career-long resources.
> Character graphic organizer is . Not generic.
<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer style questions encourage independent thinking. Roughly 7-8th grade level.
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